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Video: Ashlyn Harris Overcomes Adversity to Earn First CapSince winning the 2002 FIFA U-19 Women's World Cup as a 16-year-old, Ashlyn Harris waited, battled and rehabbed through a decade-long quest to earn her first senior team cap. It finally came against Sweden at the 2013 Algarve Cup in Portugal.
Weekend Watch: March 29-31#1 Carolina baseball takes on Clemson in an ACC showdown Saturday at 6, Sunday at 7 (Fox Sports South) and Monday at 6 (ESPNU). Men's Lacrosse is on a roll, having won three straight over great competition. They will host Johns Hopkins Saturday at noon in Kenan Stadium. If you can't be there, watch on ESPN3. (Tar Heel Monthly)
Crystal Dunn Makes First Women's National Team StartThe U.S. Women's National Team overcame a subpar first half to win its opener against Iceland in the Algarve Cup. UNC junior defender Crystal Dunn made her first career start and 2007 alumna Heather O'Reilly was named U.S. Soccer's Budweiser Woman of the Match. (GoHeels.com)
Amber Brooks Wins ACC Scholar-Athlete of YearNorth Carolina senior midfielder Amber Brooks has been named the 2012 Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Soccer Scholar-Athlete of the Year and heads up the sport's All-ACC Academic Team, as announced Friday by Commissioner John Swofford. Brooks is the fourth Tar Heel in the last six years to win the award, joining Yael Averbuch in 2007 and 2008 and Whitney Engen in 2009. (GoHeels.com)
Scott Goodwin Named ACC Academic Of The YearNorth Carolina senior goalkeeper Scott Goodwin has been named the 2012 ACC Men’s Soccer Scholar Athlete of the Year and heads up the sport’s All-ACC Academic Team, as announced Friday by Commissioner John Swofford. The 2012 Capital One Academic All-America of the Year in Division I men’s soccer, Goodwin is a two-time Academic All-America selection, earning first-team honors in 2012 and second team honors in 2011. (GoHeels.com)
Columbus Crew wins Urso memorial match with UNCEach player on the field at UNC-Greensboro’s soccer stadium Sunday has likely played hundreds of matches. But none were quite like this one. The Columbus Crew, a Major League Soccer club, met the UNC men’s soccer team in a memorial match for Kirk Urso, who captained the 2011 NCAA championship-winning team and was drafted by the Crew in 2012. (Daily Tar Heel)
Kirk Urso Memorial Match Will Happen At UNC-GreensboroThe Charity match scheduled for Sunday between the Columbus Crew and the University of North Carolina's Men's Soccer program has been moved from Brown's Summit to UNCG in Greensboro. Two days of rain means the surface at Macperson Stadium is not playable. (DigTriad.com)
Tar Heels, Columbus Crew meet Sunday in Kirk Urso Memorial MatchWhen Kirk Urso died at the age 22 last August, the sense of shock was most acute at two places. First was the UNC Men’s Soccer program, where Urso appeared in 90 matches from 2008-11—a school record—and captained the 2011 NCAA College Cup champion. The other was the Columbus Crew, the Major League Soccer club that drafted Urso in January 2012. (Independent Weekly)
Four Tar Heels Earn ACC HonorsFour UNC senior student-athletes have been selected as recipients of ACC Weaver-James-Corrigan Awards. Rebecca Brooks (swimming and diving), Scott Goodwin (soccer) and Pete Mangum (football) are among 36 student-athletes selected to receive postgraduate scholarships. Jonathan Cooper (football) is one of five from the conference to receive honorary awards, given to student-athletes who plan to pursue professional athletic careers after graduation. (GoHeels.com)
MLS SuperDraft: A day in the life of draft pick Mikey LopezMikey Lopez is as good a bet as anyone. If you believe some of the scouts outside this room, it’s not a case of if this kid makes it, but when. “It’s crazy, knowing that I’m there,” Lopez says. “Well, I’m not really there, but I’m a pro. Stuff is starting to happen now. It’s like the first day of actually starting my pro career. That’s crazy.” (MLS Soccer)
Columbus Crew announces inaugural Kirk Urso Memorial MatchThe Columbus Crew and its charitable arm, the Crew Soccer Foundation, today unveiled plans for the inaugural Kirk Urso Memorial Match. The Black & Gold will play a preseason exhibition game against the University of North Carolina on February 24, with all proceeds benefitting the Crew Soccer Foundation’s Kirk Urso Memorial Fund. (Columbus Crew)
Mikey Lopez Selected 14th In MLS SuperDraftSophomore midfielder Mikey Lopez became the 10th Tar Heel selected in the first round of the MLS SuperDraft since 2000 on Thursday when Sporting KC tabbed Lopez 14th overall. Lopez appeared in 46 matches during his two-year career at North Carolina and garnered All-America honors during his sophomore campaign. (GoHeels.com)
Soccer America Names Crystal Dunn Player of YearNorth Carolina junior midfielder Crystal Dunn and junior forward Kealia Ohai were named first-team All-Americas Tuesday by Soccer America Magazine while Dunn captured Soccer America Player of the Year honors from the magazine, the 11th different player to do so. Altogether, UNC has won 13 Soccer America player of the year awards since it was first awarded in 1985. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Athletics: 2012 Year In PicturesEnjoy and remember 2012 in Carolina athletics with this video compiled of images by staff photographer Jeffrey A. Camarati. The video features images from all 28 varsity sports at UNC with a look back at the 2012 women's soccer national championship, memorable moments from men's basketball, field hockey's run to the title game, and other showcases of Carolina's talented family of student-athletes. (GoHeels.com)
Crystal Dunn Captures Hermann TrophyJunior midfielder Crystal Dunn from the University of North Carolina and junior forward Patrick Mullins from the University of Maryland are the winners of the 2012 Missouri Athletic Club's Hermann Trophy, presented to the best female and male players in NCAA Division I soccer. "I want to congratulate Crystal Dunn on this extraordinary achievement, especially in light of her competition for this award," said UNC head coach Anson Dorrance. (GoHeels.com)